However, the Chiefs still face a daunting task with their running game depleted by the loss of Jamaal Charles. Fullback Le’Ron McClain (neck) and running back Jackie Battle (head) were both hurt against the Colts but are expected to play this weekend.
Battle saw his most action of the season versus Indianapolis, rushing for 119 yards on 19 carries.
Coach Todd Haley said the week off came at an opportune time, allowing him to adjust lineups after earlier injuries to tight end Tony Moeaki and Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry.
“I feel like we know a lot more about our team, which is normal,” Haley said. “You have five games under your belt and we were able to do a bunch of research and study internally.”